Oxygen Consumption Rate

 

On-line control of extracellular oxygen consumption rate with Clark-type oxygen sensors

 
Respiration is the release of energy from nutrients, usually from glucose. The energy is required for processes such as growth, movement, sensitivity and reproduction.

The most efficient form of this energy- generating process (ATP) is aerobic respiration, which requires oxygen. The oxygen consumption of cells is an important physiological parameter.
 
LM micrograph of LS 174 T cell monolayer on Clark-type oxygen sensor. Growth and adhesion of the cells are not influenced by the sensors.